Malala Yousafzai is a Pakistani education advocate who, at the age of 17, became the youngest person to win the Nobel Peace Prize after surviving an assassination attempt by the Taliban. Born on July 12, , Yousafzai became an advocate for girls' education when she herself was still a child, which resulted in the Taliban issuing a death threat against her. On October 9, , a gunman shot Malala when she was traveling home from school. She survived and has continued to speak out on the importance of education. In , she won the Nobel Peace Prize.
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The Secret to Raising a Happy, Confident Girl
The subject who is truly loyal to the Chief Magistrate will neither advise nor submit to arbitrary measures. A teenage girl is a force of nature, with emotions so powerful they shock even her. In this exclusive excerpt, psychotherapist Lisa Damour uses neuroscience to help parents — and anyone perplexed by teenage girls — understand what's really going on in their heads. When I was in my first semester of graduate school, the professor teaching my psychological testing course handed me a stack of Rorschach inkblot tests to score. Before sending me on my way, he offhandedly said, "Double-check the age of the person whose test you are scoring. If it's a teenager, but you think it's a grown-up, you'll conclude that you have a psychotic adult. Twenty years later, I don't need to score inkblot tests to know that healthy teenage development can look pretty irrational.
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From gorgeous room decor to quirky makeup kits , these thoughtful gifts will make the teenage girl in your life so happy, she'll post about it on Instagram — and that's saying a lot. Don't forget to check out gifts for the rest of the family too! Help her brighten up her vanity with these gem-inspired brushes that she'll love using when she gets ready in the morning. The tassel detail and small size of this wallet means she'll be able to take it with her wherever she goes.
Wikimedia Commons Shanda Sharer. She was, by all accounts, a normal girl who made friends easily and had fun at school dances. Shanda Sharer met classmate Amanda Heavrin at Hazelwood in , soon after moving to the area with her recently divorced mother from Kentucky.